This morning after dropping the children off at school, God used my prayer over them and the passion of my heart to speak to the deepest parts of me. I then called my husband and he poured more love into my heart filled with truth and wisdom. Which I sat with for a few hours. I was still and allowed God to speak the following…
When asked which is the greatest commandment, Jesus replied,
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." [Matt22:37-40]
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. [1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV]
All too often I sadly walk in the trap of thinking what I desire is the better good, when in reality it is division in the disguise of goodness. Oh how sneaky is that serpent. What God showed me today, is that my heart cries are good, but I need to look beyond them and set them aside for the greater good which is UNITY AND LOVE. Nothing else matters. The little things (truths) can never usurp the greater things (LOVE).
If anything is not done or said in love, pure and true, then it is done with contempt in one shape or form to bring another down (causing division), and that can never glorify God. So my desire must be to set aside all for the greater good for all. NO matter what, so that all may see the glory of God and who He really is. He is greater than Santa, the excessive gift giving, the gimmies, and the lack of eyes to see the reality of what life could so easily be like if we simply lived with a heart of gratitude every single day. Giving as a way of life. Not to fill one another up with stuff. But to fill up the hole within us daily by offering the true sacrifice of love. Where the sole purpose of love is wiling the good for other as other. I gain nothing in return but the joy of loving you. Oh let it be so WITH ME! GOD, teach me and guide me to nothing less.
Once again I leave you with my favorite prayer by St. Francis…but this time in song